Friday, August 28, 2009

Lonesomes Up North

A mix of circumstance and luck has brought both of us up north this week, with the parents in town too.

So to celebrate love, laughter, impromptu teas, train museums, day riders and charity shop treasures, let's have some northern treasures.

Listen: Catherine Howe - Up North (this beauty is making it's third Lonesome appearance in this post - please buy it)

Listen: Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies - A Call For The North Country (Buy)

Listen: Gene Clark - Lady of the North (Buy)

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Happy Birthday to us - Lonesome is Five

Here we are again - Lonesome is five today. Happy birthday to us.

As we've both said, this site is a bit like a public extension of the kind of rambling conversation that we've been having for a good couple of decades now - we used to swap tapes, then CDs and now we do most of it here on the web.

It's a source of wonder and delight that you lot listen, seem to like it and even join in. So let's celebrate with some cracking old-school country, a bit of folky oddness and a double dose of Eitzel and Gainsbourg. Think that just about sums it up, don't you, Howard?

Listen: George Jones - I've Aged Twenty Years in Five (Buy)

Listen: Mark Eitzel - Chanel No. 5 (Buy)

Listen: Sir Richard Bishop - Elysium Number Five (Buy)

Listen: Charlotte Gainsbourg - 5:55 (Buy)

Listen: Steve Wynn - Highway Five (AMC cover) (Buy)

Listen: Serge Gainsbourg - Wake Me at Five (Buy)